After creating enough buzz for its sub-brand TAMO, Tata Motors today unveiled the Racemo sports coupe at the 87th Geneva Motor Show. While Tata also displayed Nexon Geneva edition and Tigor subcompact sedan at the motoring event, all the limelight was grabbed by TAMO Racemo. Teased last month at the launch of TAMO sub-brand, Racemo is a two-seat, mid-engined sports coupe which will be launched in India next year. Before Tata brings its aggressively priced sports car to India, here are some quick facts about India’s first connected car.
Internally known as Futuro, the two-seat, mid-engined sport coupe, TAMO Racemo is the first product from TAMO, co-developed by Microsoft and designed jointly at Tata’s studios in Taly and Turin.
As the name suggests, Racemo is designed along the lines of a race-car with elements like diamond daylight opening etc derived from Tata’s new IMPACT design philosophy.
Sporting futuristic design, Racemo combines progressive looks and new-age connectivity features powered by Microsoft. The face will be aggressive and sporty with bi-LED headlamps in front.
Power on the sports coupe will come from the turbocharged and intercooled 1.2-litre Revotron engine with maximum speed of 186bhp at 6,500rpm and 210Nm of torque at 2,500rpm. For transmitting power, it will use a six-speed automated manual gearbox (AMT) with push button and paddle shifters.
Sitting on the 205/50 R17 tubeless radials at front and meaty 235/45 R18 tubeless radial units at rear, the sports coupe will use all-round independent double wishbone suspension set up. And stopping power will be provided by disc brakes with anti-lock-braking system and electronic brakeforce distribution.
Referred as India’s first connected car, TAMO Racemo will get new tech including an advanced navigation, remote monitoring, predictive maintenance and Microsoft’s cloud-based tech developed jointly by Tata and Microsoft.In addition to these, the sports coupe will also get three screens around the instrument cluster.
Built with integrated crash safety protection, TAMO Racemo will also get dual front airbags for driver and front co-passenger. The three-point seat belt will be provided as standard on the sports-coupe with an optional four-point harness.